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This is a minor thing, but I would like to reset the MiKTeX options/package manager/update button in WinEdt 9.0 so its default is to update MiKTeX. The other bottons that have drop-down lists will reset to whatever I last chose in the list. But I can't get this one to move away from a default of MiKTeX options.

I have looked around in Options -> Execution Modes and places like that but have not found a way. Is there a way?

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The toolbar can contain various types of buttons. For dropdown buttons you have four choices:

  • Type 5: Drop-down menu – clicking on the button only displays this menu.
  • Type 6: Drop-down menu – button has a fixed menu item associated with it.
  • Type 7: Drop-down menu – choosing any menu item associates this item with the button and then executes it.
  • Type 8: Drop-down menu – choosing any menu item associates this item with the button without executing it.

By default, that button is a Type 6.

You have two options:

  1. Leave it as Type 6 and change the default button from "MiKTeX Options" to "MiKTeX Update Wizard".
  2. Change its type from 6 to 7 or 8.

To act on this, do the following:

  1. Show the "Options Interface" (Options -> Options Interface)

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    and double-click the "Toolbar" item (Toolbar.ini gets opened)

  2. In this file locate the lines

      BUTTON="MiKTeX_Options"
        TYPE=6
    

    If you want to follow the first option simply change the line

      BUTTON="MiKTeX_Options"
    

    to

      BUTTON="MiKTeX_Update_Wizard"
    

    Instead, if you want to follow the second option, change the line

        TYPE=6
    

    to

        TYPE=7
    

    or

        TYPE=8
    

    depending on your choice of button.

  3. At this point, press Shift+Ctrl+F9 to reload the file. That's it.

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